Breaking: Secondus leads PDP delegation to Fani-Kayode

February 25, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Peoples Democratic Party National Working Committee (NWC) members, led by the National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, today led a delegation to the residence of the former aviation minister, Chief Femi Fani Kayode. The former minister of aviation further reiterate his commitment to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and expressed no intention of leaving the party. “If I had any Read More

Stop ethnic profiling, we ‘ll continue to kill bandits – Buhari

February 25, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

  President Muhammadu Buhari has urged Nigerians to stop ethnic profiling of criminals, noting that bandits, kidnappers and insurgents are criminals irrespective of their origin and should be seen as such.He also assured that the government would continue to kill criminals. Declaring open the meeting of Northern Governors with Northern traditional leaders and National Assembly leaders from the North on Thursday Read More

I won’t consider amnesty for bandits, kidnappers – Buhari

February 25, 2021 Editorial II 0

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday ruled out the possibility of the Federal Government’s readiness to grant amnesty to armed criminals terrorising the country, saying his government will continue to deal decisively with bandits, kidnappers and insurgents. The President who stated this while declaring open the a joint security meeting of Northern State Governors’ Forum, Northern Traditional Rulers Council and delegation Read More

Sheath your swords, Diri urges Bauchi, Benue governors

February 25, 2021 Najib Sani 0

The governor of Bayelsa state Douyo Diri has urged the governors of Bauchi and Benue states Bala Mohammed and Samuel Ortom to sheath their swords and forgive each other. Bala and Ortom has for the past couple of days engaged in cold war over the endemic farmers and herders clashes in the country. Bauchi state governor opined that the herdsmen Read More

I want to be Nigeria President- Fayose

February 25, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A former governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose, has insisted that he has interest in becoming the president of Nigeria, if opportunity permits. The ex-governor also said he was not interested in the rumoured presidential ambition of the national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, in 2023. Asked about his view concerning 2023, he said the Read More

Banditry, kidnapping: Northern govs meet traditional leaders, FG

February 25, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

  The Northern States Governors Forum on Thursday met with Northern traditional leaders and a federal government delegation led by the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Professor Ibrahim Gambari to address kidnapping, banditry and other challenges bedevilling the North. Addressing the opening of the meeting at the Sir Kashim Ibrahim Government House, Kaduna, Chairman of Northern States Governors Forum Read More

Revenue collector ‘stabbed to death’ in Edo

February 25, 2021 Patrick Ahanor 0

A revenue collector simply identified as Osazuwa has reportedly been stabbed to death by a motorcycle rider in Ogheghe community,  Ikpoba local government area of Edo state.The incident reportedly occurred on Tuesday after a disagreement between the duo degenerated into a physical combat.Blueprint gathered that the revenue collector who was said to be a community youth leader died as a result of Read More

2023: Zoning ‘ll create better understanding, unity – Minister 

February 25, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Mohammed Hassan Abdullahi is the Minister of State for Science and Technology and a former Secretary to the State Government (SSG) in Nasarawa state. In this interview, he speaks on the ongoing activities in his Ministry, ongoing registration in the All Progressives Congress (APC) and why zoning should be considered in the APC. BODE OLAGOKE, reports. Hon Minister, what is your Read More

Marwa: New dawn in NDLEA

February 25, 2021 Ijie Ikhayere Jossy 0

The federal government has been greatly concerned about the magnitude of the rising trend in the demand for and traffic in narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances which adversely affect the international image of the country and the citizens’ wellbeing. The emergence of powerful and politically-influenced cross-border drug trafficking organization in the 1980s, prompted governments worldwide and their various agencies to Read More

Reflections on banditry, kidnapping and armed violence in Nigeria

February 25, 2021 Blueprint 0

“If the misery of the poor is caused not by the law of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin” -Charles Darwin. Security is vital to our existential peace and personal fulfillment in life. The buildup of banditry, kidnapping and armed violence has put millions of Nigerians in a state of gloom and despondency. The Nigerian state continues Read More

Let’s stop it abductions together

February 25, 2021 Blueprint 0

It’s no longer interesting seeing screaming headlines of abduction on the national dailies. Abduction isn’t bizarre anymore to Nigerians as it happens day in day out. I have no idea when kidnapping became rampant in Nigeria. However, I blame our teeming populace, government, traditional rulers as well as stakeholders for not working together to put an end to the menace. Read More

Bauchi 2023: Appeal for unity in Katagum zone

February 25, 2021 Blueprint 0

Considering the fact that youths are the backbone of positive transformation in any society, I would like to draw the attention of all youths in Katagum zone of Bauchi state to strive through thin and thick to convince our numerous gubernatorial aspirants to possibly look into the significance of uniting ourselves by picking and supporting only one aspirant for some Read More

COVID-19: Strengthening vaccine production in Nigeria

February 25, 2021 Maryam Sani Muhammad 0

At a critical moment in the battle against the resurgence of the second wave of COVID-19, it is clear that Nigeria is still relying on vaccines imported from the western world to wade off the deadly pandemic. This is evident in the struggle to import the vaccines from abroad to stem the spike of the virus. Undoubtedly, this is a Read More

War against sexual abuse

February 25, 2021 Blueprint 0

Child sexual abuse is on the increase annually in Nigeria. Rape is a type of sexual assault usually involving sexual intercourse or other forms of sexual penetration carried out against a person without the person’s consent. The act may be carried out by physical force, coercion, abuse of authority, or against a person who is incapable of giving valid consent, Read More

Dancing naked joyfully

February 25, 2021 Blueprint 0

Just like the two types of family; nuclear and extended, the nuclear is a small cycle of family while the extended is a big family cycle. It’s very paradoxical that members of the extended family fights with one another over political ambitions, power and resources. Also Like the popular masquerade culture events somewhere in Nigeria, where masquerades do play on Read More

Yobe’s unique approach to education development

February 25, 2021 Blueprint 0

“In line with our commitment to reform the education sector, I hereby declare a state of emergency on Basic and Secondary education in Yobe state, to build a solid, vibrant and robust foundation for the development of education” – Hon. Mai Mala Buni, 29th May, 2019. The new approach to changing the face of education in Yobe state under the Read More

Ortom, Bala’s clash over herdsmen not fundamental – El-Rufai

February 25, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Kaduna state governor Nasir El-rufai, said the disagreement between the Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom and his Bauchi counterpart, Bala Mohammed over the activities of the herdsmen was not a fundamental issue but difference in opinion. El-rufai assured that the altercation will stop and the Northern Governors Forum will come with permanent solutions to the movement of helders across the Read More

Nasarawa govt spends N15bn to construct 3,612 classroom blocks

February 25, 2021 Mohammed Yangida 0

Nasarawa state government, Wednesday, said it has spent over N15 billion for construction and remodelling of classroom blocks in primary and junior secondary schools in the state in the last eight years. Chairman of the state Universal Basic Education Board, Muhammed Musa Dan’ azumi, gave the figure in an interview with journalists n Lafia. He said the amount covers construction, Read More

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Jos residents applaud deputy speaker, Wase for constructing roads, boreholes

February 25, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives Ahmad Idris Wase, has been described as a worthy ambassador. The accolade was showered by some residents of Jos, the Plateau State capital, over Wase’s extension of constituency projects to the city. Hon. Wase, who represents Wase Federal Constituency recently attracted some roads projects, as well four motorised boreholes to alleviate the suffering Read More

NITDA: Turning Nigerian youths from liability to assets

February 25, 2021 Ibrahim Hassan 0

Nigeria is among the youngest countries in the world in terms of the ratio of its youth to old citizens. But one challenge that comes with such demographic reality is how to gainfully engage these youths. The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) is purposefully and effectively ensuring Nigeria’s future success by turning its youth population into assets rather than Read More

Ndigbo Youth condemns Adeyemi’s comment against Ikpeazu, demands apology

February 25, 2021 Paul Okah 0

A socio-political group, the Ndigbo Youth Parliament, has condemned the statement credited to the Senator representing Kogi West, Senator Smart Adeyemi, in which the Senator called Abia state governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, a drunkard. In a statement made available to Blueprint in Abuja Thursday, signed by Speaker, Ndigbo Youth Parliament (NYP), Rt. Hon. Rikki Chichedu Nwajiofor, the group said that “it Read More

Dissecting good governance indices in Taraba

February 25, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The story of physical infrastructure being given a boost in Taraba state as well as other development indicators taking a leap is no longer a facade as ANDREW OJIH takes a look at the state since 2015.The flyoverFollowing the revalidation of his mandate by the people of the state to lead them, Governor Darius Ishaku did not leave any stone Read More